[ri-pyey-noh; Italian ree-pye-naw]Music.
Origin of ripieno
1715–25; < Italian: full
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Ripieno is an Italian musical term, meaning that which accompanies and strengthens.
The Opera House orchestra needed a ripieno (supplementary violin), and Handel accepted the post.Story-Lives of Great Musicians
Francis Jameson Rowbotham
- (in baroque concertos and concerti grossi) the full orchestra, as opposed to the instrumental soloistsAlso called: concerto Compare concertino (def. 1)
Word Origin for ripieno
C18: from Italian: from ri- re- + pieno, from Latin plēnus full
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